Canadian Visa Biometric Collection In June

May 29, 2023

The Ministry of Economy and Labour advises of an upcoming biometric collection session for Bermudians seeking Canadian Visas.

A Government spokesperson said, “Specific identification criteria are mandatory for some individuals applying for a Canadian visitor visa, work or study permit, or permanent residency in Canada. It is also compulsory for all international students, inclusive of Bermudian students.

“Due to the ongoing partnership with the Consulate General of Canada, Biometric collection will take place in Bermuda on the 5th and 6th of June.”

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said, “Once again, I thank the Consulate General of Canada for continuing this service which allows Bermuda’s residents who have already applied online or by mail for a visa, work or study permit, or for permanent residence anticipating travel to Canada to have their biometrics collected. I encourage all to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid the expense of travelling overseas to provide their biometric information.”

Biometrics collection service in Hamilton

  • When: 5th & 6th June 2023
  • Hours: Monday, 5th June, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm and Tuesday, 6th June, 9:00 am to noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Department of Immigration, 1st Floor Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street, Hamilton

Can you use the service?

The spokesperson said, “First, please ensure that you do need to give your biometrics.

You can use the service if you:

  • Reside in or can legally enter Bermuda
  • Applied for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence
  • Paid the biometrics fee [CAD $85 per individual applicant; CAD $170 maximum fee for families applying at the same time]; and
  • Possess a biometrics instruction letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].

“Note: If you apply online for your visitor visa, study or work permit and pay the biometrics fee when you submit your application, you can get the biometrics instruction letter within 24 hours of applying. Please note that you have 30 days after receiving the letter to give your biometrics.

“Book an appointment to reserve your spot.

“To avoid long lines, you must book your appointment in advance. To do this, email and include your:

  • surname
  • given name
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • Copy of your Biometrics Instruction Letter [BIL]

“The Consulate General will respond to your email within two business days.

What to bring to your biometrics appointment?

  • Your valid passport or other travel documents
  • Your Biometrics Instruction Letter

“Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time.

“Other biometrics collection service options.

“If you cannot use the service on June 5th & 6th in Hamilton, the following options are available:

“The public is advised not to direct queries to the Bermuda Department of Immigration because they cannot assist with this process.”

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